Katherine Speller


Jun. 12, 2014
Above: A video of highlights from the 2013 Taste of Country Festival, which featured Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Hunter Hayes, Billy Currington and more. Source: Taste of Country Festival's YouTube channel. Ready your cowboy hats and... Read more
Jun. 11, 2014
One fish, two fish, red fish, 25-foot-long giant segmented puppet fish. All this and more can be found at the 11th Annual Trout Parade, Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m., on Main Street in Livingston Manor. The parade features the art and wit of local... Read more
Jun. 6, 2014
Above: A room at the Arnold House. Photo courtesy of the Arnold House.  For over a century, urbanites have found refuge in the Catskills. But the heyday of the grand Victorian mountain hotels is over, and the era of Borscht Belt resort kitsch is passing... Read more
Jun. 5, 2014
Above: A still of the doe mid-crash, from the security camera footage of at Hudson Coffee Traders. Via Times Herald Record's Youtube channel.  Taking a break from the daily grind, a small doe crashed through the glass front door of Hudson Coffee Traders... Read more
Jun. 4, 2014
The tenth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival, produced by Radio Woodstock WDST and hosted by Hunter Mountain, kicks off on Thursday, June 5 and continues through Sunday, June 8 featuring a line-up of 40 musical acts across three stages. Jimmy Buff,... Read more
Jun. 3, 2014
A 54-year-old Wurtsburo man was arrested for menacing last week after allegedly flashing the butt of his silver handgun during an argument at Timberline Camplands, a trailer campground in the Sullivan County town of Mamakating. Angel L. Rivera was... Read more
May. 28, 2014
Above:  The young black bear climbed a tree outside a campus residence hall before DEC officials were able to tranquilize it and send it home. Photo Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz University Police.  A black bear — roughly one year old and the size of a... Read more
May. 28, 2014
Above: Vietnamese Restaurant Bà & Me will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow in Callicoon. Photos courtesy of Nhi Nguyen.  The name of the first Vietnamese restaurant in Sullivan County, Bà & Me, is a play on words: In Vietnamese, it means “... Read more
May. 27, 2014
Music lovers of all ages can come out to hear local groups perform opera, jazz, Broadway and more once a month at the Dead End Café in Parksville as part of the Parksville USA Music Festival. Performances are held on the first or second Sundays of each... Read more
May. 22, 2014
Above: The awards that were given out at the annual awards dinner of the Ulster County EMS Council. Photos by Rich Muellerleile. Last Friday, Makalia Ouellette, an Onteora High School volleyball player, was reunited with the eight citizen rescuers who... Read more
May. 13, 2014
Above: A sign declares the shuttered Hanover Farms farmstand "Closed By The Town Of Shandaken By Court Order." Photo by Julia Reischel. Concerned residents crowded Shandaken Town Hall last Thursday night, lining the walls and spilling out into the... Read more
May. 7, 2014
Above: Cyclists, vendors and more attend the New Paltz Bike Swap to recycle or pick up new wheels. Photo courtesy of New Paltz Bike Swap Facebook page. Bike enthusiasts hoping to recycle their rides can trade in forgotten, road-weary bicycles or shop... Read more
May. 1, 2014
Who needs an Oscar? The first place winners at the Catskill Mountains Film Festival take home a home-grown version of the iconic golden statuette: the "Catty," a cat hand-carved by a Catskills woodworker out of foraged mountain birch. Left: A "Catty,"... Read more